Do you want to help yourself while helping others?
Then volunteering could be for you. We talk to lots of people who are volunteering and so many of them tell us they get far more out of it than they put in. The benefits they talk about include health benefits, improving employability, making new friends and feeling part of a team. So why not find out if there is an opportunity out there for you? Whether you’ve got a few hours a month or a day a week there’s a volunteering opportunity out there to suit you. Here are just a few of the 1500 opportunities we have in Wiltshire:
Be an advocate for Swan Advocacy and help people with dementia, from the forces and more
- Help with gardening and woodland maintenance for The Plains Schools Partnership
- Be an IT Advisor/Technician for IT Can Help Network (ITCH)
- Become a Day Centre Volunteer for The Jo Benson Day Centre
We also have details of various gardening, environmental, befriending, mentoring, administration, IT and many other roles.
Still not sure? Here is what some of our volunteers have said about volunteering:
- “As I’m on my feet for most of the day, volunteering has had physical benefits too. My backache has improved and my joints move more easily”
- “I’m sure the confidence and skills I gained from my volunteer role played a huge part in me getting the job”
- “Volunteering is a great way to interact with other people and gives me a sense of belonging”
So come out and help your community and yourself. If you’d like to start volunteering get in touch and we can help find the best role for you. Visit our website: www.volunteercentrewiltshire.org.uk or call our Volunteering Adviser on 0845 521 6224.